The ultimate result of protecting fools from their folly is to fill the planet full of fools.
True freedom is to share / All the chains our brothers wear / And, with heart and hand, to be / Earnest to make others free.
Slow are the steps of freedom, but her feet turn never backward.
And I honor the man who is willing to sink / Half his present repute for the freedom to think / And, when he has thought, be his cause strong or weak / Will risk t’ other half for the freedom to speak.
And I honor the man who is willing to sink half his present repute for the freedom to think, and, when he has thought, be his cause strong or weak, Will risk t' other half for the freedom to speak.
Democracy gives every man the right to be his own oppressor.
Toward no crimes have men shown themselves so cold-bloodedly cruel as in punishing differences of opinion.
A wise skepticism is the first attribute of a good critic.
But it was in making education not only common to all, but in some sense compulsory on all, that the destiny of the free republics of America was practically settled.